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    Re: Need advice on significant mold in my home

    Posted by MARYANN BROWN on 6/11/05

    On 11/11/04, Kristine wrote:
    > Hello, I am writing this as a last resort, as I do not know
    > which direction I am to turn. I purchased a home just a
    > year ago, and have recently begun to notice black mold
    > growing in my bathroom cabinets. I have tried to treat the
    > problem myself, but needless to say, my efforts have become
    > fruitless. Since that time I made it a point to pay
    > particular attention to see if there were any other
    > problems. I can tell you that the smell is rampant
    > throughout the house, noticable as soon as you walk in the
    > door. Closer attention to particulars has shown me that
    > mold is growing everywhere. My kitchen cabinets are
    > completely covered in a noticable mold, and yes, I have
    > found that mold is actually growing through my carpet!!!
    > Things I would have never noticed or payed attention to
    > otherwise has shown to have mold growing on them. This
    > includes my shoes, everything in my closets, and everywhere
    > in my living room including all my furniture. I am very
    > scared and now understand why my dog has been "sick" for
    > awhile, and explains why I have felt so fatigued and
    > congested. In the disclosure provided by the seller he
    > states the only thing he is aware of was "dampness".
    > However, in talking with the neighbor recently, he told me
    > that the previous owner had to redo the master bathroom
    > because the floor had caved in (my guess would be due to
    > deterioration from mold). Also, I know that there is brand
    > new carpet that was intstalled over top of the existing
    > carpet. My guess is that he was aware of the mold issue,
    > especially with the type of quick fix work that was done to
    > the home. It is an older home, and I knew that it would
    > need some fixing up, but I believe the cost of fixing all
    > the mold problems with exceed that actual cost of the home.
    > I am very concerned, and fear even walking on my carpet. I
    > am also very concerned for myself and my pet. I have
    > looked on the internet some, and have not found any
    > attorneys specializing in mold litigation in my area (York,
    > PA). I am not sure where to get started, or where to
    > turn. If there is anyone that would have any advice I
    > would so greatly appreciate any input. Thank you.

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